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15 Weird & Disturbing Sex Scenes That Have Scarred Your Memory

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by The Playlist Staff
October 23, 2013 4:19 PM
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Society” (1989)
There’s no escaping it: “Society” is a slow-burn horror effort that builds up to one helluva finale. “From Beyond” writer Brian Yuzna made his directorial debut with this story of a preppie kid who just doesn’t seem to feel at home amongst his upper-crust friends and family, as if they were all speaking another language. What he eventually learns is that his status as an outsider to this “society” isn’t accidental, and that there’s not a whole lot he has in common with the 1-percenters who populate his life, and the hints of debauched sex and incest build to a conclusion for the ages. Spoilers ahead, naturally, but you really can’t spoil the sight of a skin-melting orgy where the rich swallow the poor in graphic detail, each member of the upper class leaking into each other as their skin becomes a collective goo destined to swallow our young hero. The prosthetics from Screaming Mad George are one-of-a-kind sickening, depicting a fall-of-Rome debauchery with epic detail, skewering the film’s earlier Cronenbergian version of “The O.C.” by taking the social critique to an absurd level. But the real crowning achievement in this skin-smacking display of alien body melt (which would be homaged years later in James Gunn’s “Slither”) is how grotesquely delighted some of the participants of this free-for-all really are. Is it a surprise that this man has a face where he should have a butthole, or that the face is SMILING??

MacGruber” (2010)
“The game has changed, but the players remain the same!” goes the call–and-response mantra of “MacGruber,” and it goes double for the titular hero’s late lady love. MacGruber (Will Forte) still can’t get over the death of his wife Casey (Maya Rudolph) on their wedding day, murdered by a missile launched by heartbroken villain Dieter Von Cunth (Val Kilmer). MacGruber just can’t seem to pull himself out of that funk, and as a result, he shrinks when propositioned by new lover Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) out of respect for his lost bride. When Casey returns as a ghost, she finds it within herself to allow our hero a tender night of lovemaking with his new conquest. But still wracked by guilt, MacGruber makes moves on his ghost bride over her grave. What starts as a romantic coupling quickly devolves into guttural groans and hostile, nonsensical dirty talk as Forte’s bare bottom is seen roughly thrusting between Rudolph’s spectral legs, giving her the most inappropriate rogering in the middle of a sea of graves. What first seems like a bittersweet final farewell and a cathartic letting-go soon becomes a grossly porny show of affection from a sweating lunatic who doesn’t seem to realize he’s not hammering a nail into a wall with his crotch.

As usual, just the tip of the iceberg. Other examples include: "Southland Tales" (car-on-car animated sex scene), “The Devil’s Advocate” (three way with the devil coaching), “Coneheads” (just weird), “Clerks” (necrophilia), “Bram Stoker's Dracula” (bestiality/werewolf rape, vampyros Lesbos orgy), “Pink Flamingos” (gross), “Hollow Man” (invisible man sexual assault), “Demon Seed” (house sex), “Wet Hot American Summer” (I'm going to hump the refrigerator!), the awfulness that is the sadomasochistic “Salo,” “Splice,” The Howling,” “Species,” ”Re-Animator,” the creepy orgy in “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Nekromantik,” “The Room," and of course as many more as can fit into your probably very scarred and disturbed memory. You always have your own ideas and picks so sound off below at a sex scene that’s disturbing, weird of funny. Or one that you wish you'd never witnessed. - Drew Taylor, Gabe Toro, Rodrigo Perez and Jessica Kiang

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66 Comments

  • Mattu | August 8, 2014 6:50 PMReply

    what about the Brown Bunny??

  • af | July 30, 2014 10:50 AMReply

    idxt

  • lord Jones | July 5, 2014 10:56 PMReply

    I thought the rape scene in irreversible trumped most all of these. It was gritty, over the top, and most of all hard to watch.

  • Emily Taylor | May 10, 2014 6:26 AMReply

    Lol the duck thing is fine. The only reason it is mentioned is because everyone knows everhone at cracked is a horny masturbatory closet furry

  • breakherlegs | May 9, 2014 11:10 AMReply

    Nice list, but how could you forget Blue Velvet?

  • Mike | December 24, 2013 2:09 PMReply

    The rape/torture scenes in Jack Ketchum's 'The Girl Next Door'. That movie makes many of the others on this list look tame and kid friendly by comparison.

  • على قوقى | December 22, 2013 8:14 PMReply

    sex

  • Al | December 15, 2013 1:54 AMReply

    What about the movie Irreversible?

  • Kat | December 15, 2013 1:32 AMReply

    Every single scene in A Serbian Film

  • Patti | December 15, 2013 12:27 AMReply

    American Pie

  • maggie | December 14, 2013 2:24 AMReply

    I'm so glad I only saw one scene from Crash and nothing else on that list.....I do remember seeing something really weird while my mom was changing channels, no idea what movie it was but there was a naked woman being chased around the house by a naked man, arguing, and I guess she was breast feeding because she aimed at him and squeezed one boob shooting milk at his face.....I was maybe 6

  • ElianeF | December 13, 2013 3:28 PMReply

    Blue Velvet was engraved in my memory as one of the most disturbing film I'd ever seen then came Irreversible with stunning Monica Belluci and her life partner Vincent Cassel. I wont' spoil the story but since the topic is, after all, sex scenes, she experiences a rape that is disturbing in its vivid acting. I am haunted by that scene.

  • Beth | December 13, 2013 1:17 AMReply

    The two sex scenes in Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" were interesting because of the stark contrast between them. And speaking of Cronenberg, although not technically a sex scene, there was something kind of titillating about seeing Robert Pattinson get a minutes-long prostate exam in "Cosmopolis."

  • ed smith | December 5, 2013 12:34 AMReply

    bet connely gives a good b.j. swallows of course : )

  • Evan | December 5, 2013 12:29 AMReply

    CLEARLY the person who wrote this article has never seen "Enter the Void"....that flick ruined my life.

  • nick | December 2, 2013 2:49 PMReply

    What about bad boy bubby or super.

  • MHorgan | November 27, 2013 12:18 AMReply

    What? No Blue velvet?

  • Brad | November 26, 2013 3:46 AMReply

    Just about any Larry Clark film. Both "Bully" and "Kids" had disturbing rape scenes featuring young people.

  • Brad | November 26, 2013 3:43 AMReply

    Molly Parker inserting the lollip in The Center of the World and her sex scenes with the morgue corpses might qualify as a bit twisted.

  • Brad | November 26, 2013 3:45 AM

    (Molly's necrophilia scenes are in "Kissed")

  • Brad | November 26, 2013 3:42 AMReply

    And let's not forget Ned Beatty's "Squeal like a pig" scene from Deliverance. Poor Ole Ned never lived that down.

  • Brad | November 26, 2013 3:39 AMReply

    Some might find Molly Parker's lollipop scene in 'Center of the World' or her necrophiliac scenes in the morgue in 'Kissed' to be a little twisted.

  • the sayer of the truth | November 24, 2013 8:15 PMReply

    Why bother with any of this rubbish when there are millions of beautiful young 18 year-old girls being buggered and sodomized senseless on countless porn sites on the internet ! ?.

  • jp | November 24, 2013 9:13 AMReply

    Caligula anyone ?

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  • Bobby j | November 24, 2013 4:02 AMReply

    Something about the last sex scene in ken park was disturbing. Possibly because it felt like you were watching child porn even tho u know ur not...still uncomfortable none the less

  • Ty | November 19, 2013 3:30 AMReply

    Forgot about Fritz the Cat!

  • bee | November 17, 2013 11:01 AMReply

    Boxing Helena was also very...uncomfortable.

  • dependra | November 13, 2013 6:05 AMReply

    i like sex

  • Jess | November 7, 2013 10:59 AMReply

    Society was so wretchedly disturbing. It's such a campy movie until the big orgy/devouring scene...Then I just felt sick and couldn't look away. I have no idea why that -- it's really quite a silly, fun horror movie overall -- freaked me out so much more than other legit rape/murder/other aberrant stuff...

  • Mi | November 6, 2013 5:25 PMReply

    Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart watched Last Tango In Paris while prepering for first Twilight movie.That's true.I remember the sex scene from Szamanka by Andrzej Żuławski when the leading female character kills her lover and eats his brain.

  • Tamara | November 6, 2013 4:52 PMReply

    When I think of the words 'sex', 'film' and 'disturbing' I always remember Perdita Durango.

  • Kay | November 6, 2013 4:46 PMReply

    Salo, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and A Serbian Film have some pretty rough scenes. To put it mildly... "Serpent" less so than the other two.

  • james | November 5, 2013 1:55 AMReply

    What about Spanking the Monkey? Twisted.

  • Laura | October 31, 2013 9:12 PMReply

    Eraserhead. The entire film, but the sex scenes were...disturbing.

  • Rosa | October 29, 2013 12:52 AMReply

    'Holy Smoke' has a few uncomfortable sex/rape/nude scenes - I saw it when I was much too young and can never forget them!

  • Mae | October 28, 2013 12:31 AMReply

    The kitchen sex scene in 'Orphan' isn't exactly disturbing/weird, it's just so very spontaneous and hilarious. It also gets a whole lot funnier when you've reached the end and realised their little daughter who worked on them isn't all that little after all.

  • Matt | October 27, 2013 4:34 PMReply

    Partly because I saw it in a theater with both of my parents - the three rape scenes in the American version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo were awful to sit through.

  • Christian | October 26, 2013 1:58 PMReply

    Splice

  • Donella | October 30, 2013 5:06 PM

    Bestiality, pedofilia, and incest all in the same movie. What a world.

  • Doug Williams | October 25, 2013 9:48 PMReply

    Watching Halle Berry slug it out with the wretched-bodied, polar opposite of George Clooney: Billy Bob Thornton, was almost as tortuous as enduring her acting leading up to that scene in Monster's Ball.

  • JAF | October 25, 2013 12:19 PMReply

    Nekromantik (esp the last scene in part 2) should be more than a footnote here... that is something that you need eye-bleach for.
    Other films I found disturbing in regards to consensual sex scenes:
    The zombie sex/birth in "Braindead" aka "Dead Alive".
    The gang-bang scene towards the end of the 1st "Emmanuelle" film.
    The on-going incestual sex scenes in "Sister, My Sister".
    The 1st person-narrated dog-sex scene in the French film called "Baxter".
    The sex-scene between Oscar and his babysitter in "The Tin Drum".

  • Stephen | October 25, 2013 9:37 AMReply

    Or in the recent "Starlet", which starts off as a quirky, fun indie film until about halfway through, where it turns out the main character is a porn star and out of nowhere, there's a very graphic porn scene that goes on for about five minutes. Try watching that with your girlfriend and her mom.

  • Less Lee Moore | October 24, 2013 9:03 PMReply

    Sadly the "Rape of Christ" scene has NOT been restored in the recent BFI DVD release of The Devils. Perhaps one day...

  • Brad | October 24, 2013 1:49 PMReply

    Great list!!! I remember that I watched "Requiem for a Dream" and David Cronenberg's "Crash" at around the same time when I was 13 years old and I wasn't really prepared for that; however, I think that any of the sex scenes of "A serbian film" are more disturbing that any on this list even more so than the ones on "In The Realm of the Senses" and that's saying something. And I agree that the rape scene in "Irreversible" should be here too.

  • nweastcoaster | October 24, 2013 12:03 PMReply

    No mention of the rape scene with Monica Bellucci in Gaspar Noe's Irreversible?

    Not to mention the absence of mentioning the rapes in Pasolini's Salo.

  • Donella | January 11, 2014 11:01 AM

    The question is SEX scenes. Not rape scenes. There is a difference and I hope you learn what the difference is sooner than later.

  • ADGar | October 24, 2013 8:45 AMReply

    I always found The Postman Always Rings Twice kitchen scene between Lange and Nicholson disturbing and memorable.

  • sab | October 24, 2013 5:30 AMReply

    PossessionPossessionPossession with Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill... Has to be seen to be believed when is IA's character is having sex with a squid-like creature of unknown origin...The movie is so crazy it's fascinating and makes me want to see it again to make sure its real!

  • Victor | October 24, 2013 12:53 AMReply

    Here's one for your list: "Mysterious Skin." It will creep you out.

  • Yep | October 23, 2013 11:03 PMReply

    Any number of scenes from Caligula, but the crisco fist ruined me at age 13.

  • wes | October 23, 2013 10:43 PMReply

    Take off Antichrist (though I hated the movie, that scene was more beautiful than weird or disturbing, me thinks) and put Shame on instead.

  • Mere | October 23, 2013 9:28 PMReply

    What about the scene in Repo Men when Jude Law and Alice Braga have sex while cutting each other and pulling out replacement body parts?

    And I second the Killer Joe scene.

  • cirkusfolk | October 23, 2013 9:35 PM

    I second Repo Man. And this article would've been tremendously improved had it had links to all the featured scenes.

  • Hubert Vigilla | October 23, 2013 8:42 PMReply

    Nice list.

    On the disturbing side, I'd add the unforgettable sex scene in Shinya Tsukamoto's "Tetsuo: The Iron Man" and that racial slur-filled Selma Blair scene in Todd Solondz's "Storytelling."

    On the weird side, I'd add the woman with giant dildo and the computer/robot in Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain" and pretty much anything in Henri Xhonneux's "Marquis."

  • Donella | October 23, 2013 8:22 PMReply

    I'll add on Thandie Newton's insistence that Danny Glover "touch me on the inside parts" in Beloved. Just look away.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | October 23, 2013 7:32 PMReply

    I remember going with my mother, a huge horror fan, to see "Bram Stoker's Dracula." The whole film was filled with uncomfortable (when watched with your mother) erotic sequences, but the werewolf sex scene... at age 9 I wasn't even equipped to process that shit. lol

  • GC | October 23, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    I, for one, enjoyed the Matthew McConaughey/Gina Gershon/fried chicken-leg scene in Killer Joe.

  • Tony | November 15, 2013 6:37 PM

    Agree with Killer Joe but I haven't been able to eat KFC since.

  • Ahsoka23 | November 1, 2013 3:31 PM

    That scene was gold!

  • Anthony | October 23, 2013 5:13 PMReply

    Paris Trout.

  • Larry | October 23, 2013 5:08 PMReply

    Where the are the counselor reviews?

  • Gabe Toro | October 23, 2013 5:55 PM

    Embargoed.

  • sati | October 23, 2013 5:03 PMReply

    You missed Angel Heart

  • Miike Takashi | October 23, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    Visitor Q, Gozu

  • AG | October 23, 2013 4:36 PMReply

    What about Flesh for Frakenstein?! Pretty sick (disturbing) sex scene in that...

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